Caption: Construction of Mitre 10 MEGA Wanaka is underway at the Three Parks Business Centre, November 2019.
26 November 2019
Mitre 10 MEGA Wanaka build underway at new site
Work is now underway on the new 29,000m2 Mitre 10 MEGA site in the Three Parks Business Centre, with the new store set to open in Spring 2020.
The new 9,000m2 store will be more than double the size of the current Mitre 10 store and will boast an expanded offering for retail and trade customers to meet growing local demand.
Martin Dippie, owner of Mitre 10 Wanaka alongside brother Alan, says “it’s exciting to be getting construction underway as this has been a project five years in the making. The community have been hugely supportive of our store, and we are excited to be giving back by delivering the best home improvement store we can for the Wanaka community.”
The new store will have an extensive garden centre, along with amenities like a Columbus Café and playground for families. The larger footprint will also include showrooms for kitchens, storage and large appliances.
General Manager Mark Watson has been with the company since 2000, steering the store through many transformations and says with “the increase in retail space and fantastic carpark we will continue to enhance our service to the local community.”
With the continued growth of Wanaka, the new store has also been designed to ensure local tradies are well-catered for.
“We have ensured that our trade offering is second to none - a huge 1,000m2 trade and timber yard. This is all about enabling our team to deliver an even better service and product offering to our growing base of trade customers,” says Dippie.
More than five years of planning has gone into the new store. And while it will be twice the size of the current Mitre 10, its footprint won’t be, with the building designed with energy efficient features such as passive heating and solar panels.
The new store will see the team expand, with Watson anticipating needing approximately another 20 team members in a mix of full and part time roles. “This will see our team grow to more than 120,” says Watson.
The store will also be in good company, with construction in the surrounding Three Parks development really picking up pace.
Mitre 10 is a co-operative of 83 locally owned and operated Mitre 10 and Mitre 10 MEGA stores across New Zealand. Martin and Alan Dippie also own Mitre 10 MEGA Dunedin and Mitre 10 Mosgiel and Martin is the Chairman of Mitre 10 New Zealand.
Mitre 10 MEGA Wanaka by the numbers:
- 9,000m2 total store floor area
- 4,870m2 retail area
- 3,900m2 garden centre area
- 10,000m2 (1ha) trade and timber yard
- 243 car parks
- Columbus Café and playground